Thomas Bourguignon

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Thomas Bourguignon

Thomas Bourguignon is a French screenwriter, film director, and film producer.

Biography

Bourguignon received a master's degree in cinema from the University of Paris in 1992. During his studies, he published his first articles in the cinema magazine Positif. He became editor of the magazine alongside Michel Ciment in 1993. He conducted interviews and wrote articles pertaining American and Asiatic cinema, writing on filmmakers such as Stanley Kubrick,[1][2][3][4] David Lynch, Tim Burton,[5] Cohen Brothers,[6] Akira Kurosawa,[7] and Edward Yang[8].

Bourguignon has contributed to several film-related publications: Paris-Rome: 50 ans de cinéma franco-italien (English: Paris-Rome: 50 Years of French-Italian Cinema), Kieslowski, L'Amour du cinéma (English: The Love of Cinema), Positif, and 50 Years.

In 1993, Gilles Jacob asked him to join the selection committee for the Cannes Film Festival. He was a member of the committee for five years.

After working for M6, where he produced the movies Combats de femmes and Vertiges, Bourguignon became a film producer for Alizés Films in 1997. He produced works including Peur Blanche, Grand Prix Cognac in 1998; Ladies of Law in 2000 ; Une femme piégée, starring Marion Cotillard, in 2001. He then created a film production company with Patrick Benedek, BB Films. The two produced many series and miniseries M6, France 2, France 3, and TF1. In 2008, he set up his own production company, Kwaï,[9] which became part of the FremantleMedia Group [10]Template:Failed verification in 2015, and produced TV series Baron noir (2016) for Canal+ and the mini-series Kim Kong (2017) for Arte.

Bourguignon is also a screenwriter and a film director. In 2009, he wrote and directed Des mots d'amour, starring Michel Vuillermoz and Clotilde Courau. The film played at the World Film Festival, at Fipa and at the Banff Film Festival.[11]Template:Dead link In 2010, he co-wrote Natural Selection with Olivier Gorce, starring Sam Karmann and Frédéric Diefenthal. In 2017, he served on the jury of the 2017 Series Mania co-production Forum.

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References

  1. Thomas Bourguignon, Le Baiser du tueur : jeu de massacre, Positif, n° 388, juin 1993, pp. 6-7
  2. Thomas Bourguignon, À l'amour comme à la guerre : Spartacus, Positif, n° 368, octobre 1991, pp. 102-104
  3. Thomas Bourguignon, Dr Folamour, ou comment j'ai appris à ne plus m'en faire et à aimer la bombe. Fin de partie, fin du monde..., Positif, n° 439, septembre 1997, pp. 77-81
  4. Thomas Bourguignon, Orange mécanique. La très horrifique et très pitoyable histoire d'Alex l'ultra-violent, Positif, n° 379, septembre 1992, pp. 96-101
  5. Thomas Bourguignon, Edward aux mains d'argent, Positif, n° 364, juin 1991
  6. Thomas Bourguignon, L'illusionniste et le visionnaire. Le cinéma des frères Coen, dans Positif, N° 366, p. 56
  7. Thomas Bourguignon, Kurosawa et l’Occident : le Meiji en cinéma, Positif, n° 369, novembre 1991, p. 93-95
  8. Thomas Bourguignon, A brighter summer day, Positif, n° 375-376, mai 1992, p. 65
  9. "Kwaï production audiovisuelle groupe FremantleMedia". http://www.kwai.tv. 
  10. "FremantleMedia". http://www.fremantlemedia.com. 
  11. Des Mots d'Amour : Clotilde Courau dans un téléfilm sur la maladie d'Alzheimer, Première